From Wander to Wonder, Nagbaranganan’s DAP-AYAN Launched

Rolt Jopcarl Tumaneng · June 28th, 2019

After a thorough rehabilitation and clean-up drive of Sitio Nagbaranganan (CSU old site), a soft launching of the Dap-Ayan Farmers’ Training Center has been formally launched and blessed on October 13. The event was graced by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commisioner, Lilian de las Llagas and CSU officials headed by President Urdujah Tejada, CESO III and Fr. Ranhillo Aquino, Vice President for Administration and Finance. The said event was dubbed as ‘’ Aldaw a Panag Dap-Ay Sadiay Palmira (A Day of Gardening at Palmira). As the Campus Memorandum, CEOMEMO-10-2018-0037, all faculty and staff, CSG officers, CollSG officers and classroom officers were ordered to attend at the said soft launching of the Farmers’ Training Center. The soft launching started with a Eucharistic Celebration with Fr. Ranhillo C. Aquino, Ph.D. ,SJD, JD, wherein an unexpected benevolence of Fr. Aquino as he gave all the collected money donations as an additional fund of the CSG and the goods to be donated to the Provincial Jail. After the Eucharistic Celebration,the Campus Executive Officer, Dr. Narcitas B. Ouano, welcomed every participant who attended the said event and formally presented the Dap-ayan Farmers’ Training Center and the other building on the said site named “Paglang-ayan.” On the afternoon of the said event, the delegates and participants enjoyed the site by playing with the monkeys and turtles, hiking and eating potluck dishes. Afterwhich, Fr. Ranhillo called for an open forum for the students and hear their clamours in order to know the problems that needed actions. Some queries of the student officers were about the fund, issues on the opt in – opt out policy, RSA, Free Tuition Fee,Tertiary Education Subsidy and other matters concerning the students . Fr. Ranhillo also stated that his office is always open for the students who has problems or queries. Furthermore, the rehabilitation and soft launching of the old site was spearheaded by the CEO, supported by all the Colleges through the supervision of Dr. Elmer O. Bagasol and Dr. Susan R. Matipo, both professors from the Collge of Agriculture. The 100 hectare old site of CSU-SM was abandoned and barren land before the rehabilitation. Today, the site was turned into an eco-tourism park and considered as another wonder of CSU-SM.